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in a good, serious debate over the issues of the day. you can join the debate any time by giving us a call at 1-866-55-press. we lost one united states senator yesterday. senator dan inouye from hawaii. we got a new united states senator, senator tim scott. he will be congressman now from south carolina. the first black in the united states senate and will be the only african-american in the united states senate. the first black from the south since 1901. that's the good news. bad news is he has every bit as tea party crazy as jim demint whose place he takes in the senate. we'll bring you more about that and a whole lot more but first here's the latest, today's current news update, lisa ferguson's got it out in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. president obama has another light day on his schedule today. just an afternoon meeting with defense secretary leon panetta. that's after a new fiscal cliff offer is now on the table showing he and speaker boehner could be closer to rea
over half of all semi-automatic rifles sold every year including the one that was used in the newtown massacre. the california teacher a pension fund has about $751 million invested in the company that is responsible for that, cerberus. late yesterday a spokesman for the fund told the sacramento beat that the pension fund was considering pulling its investment out of cerberus, saying "events that occurred in connecticut are a wakeup call to re-examine our investments." the california teacher's pension fund has a lot of money for those investments. $155 billion overall to be exact. remember $751 million of that is with cerberus. so facing that kind of clout cerberus announced at 1:00 a.m. this morning that it would sell freedom group and it would return the proceeds to investors. the company said -- cerberus said "it is apparent that the sandy hook tragedy was a watershed event that has raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level. as a firm, we are investors not statesmen or policy
look at our current gun laws. >> obama: in the coming weeks i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators. in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. because what choice do we have? we can't accept events like this as routine. are we really prepared to say that we're powerless in the face of such carnage that the politics are too hard? are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is some how the price of our freedom? >> eliot: while the president remained vague noticeably excluding the word "gun" from his speech, other legislators were more precise about what needs to be done. >> i'm going to introduce in the senate and the same bill will be introduced in the house a bill to ban assault weapons. >> i don't know anyone in the hunting or sporting arena that goes out with an assault rifle. i don't know anybody who needs 30 rounds in the clipping to hunting. i mean, these are things that need to be talked about. >> eliot: whe
few weeks, but this is much broader. alec's legislation has been used across the country to weaken gun laws. since 2009, 99-nra-backed alec laws have passed in 36 states. all of those states are states where alec-backed gun legislation has passed. and as a result gun safety laws across the country have gotten incredibly watered down. in arizona you need a permit to cut hair but not to carry a concealed. in mississippi concealed weapons permits last longer than driver's licenses. iowa it's easier to sell a gun than lemonade. in arkansas it takes less time to buy a gun than to qualify for food stamps. not only do we have weaker gun laws than other countries, we have significantly more guns than any other place on the planet. look at this chart. those little yellow dots are the number of runs that are in all of those countries, all of those advanced industrialized nations, and there are 270 million privately owned firearms in the united states, far more than any other country the world. that's an average of roughly nine guns for every 10 americans. almost as many gun
denominator is guns. let me show you a chart of assault from the u.s. and other countries from the 1960s on. how violent is this country? all the developed countries are down below. all those lines that are blue? see the red one at top we're so far ahead of everybody in violence it is absolutely repull repulsive. to give a sense of the last 50 years. out of the top 25 mass shootings, we have 15 of them. we're number one. when is it going to be enough? when we actually do something? all right michael moore had a tweet that i found to be interesting. you'll see these and then people will say hey more guns are the answer. he said, if only the verse victim, adam lanza's mother, had been a gun owner she could have stopped this before it started. of course that's ironic, and he means it to be ironic. she was a gun owner. he used her guns to kill her and then 26 other people, and then himself. she had 12 guns. what happened? her mentally disturbed son got the guns, and in the end wound up with 28 dead. having guns in the house doesn't help you. it gets you killed. okay i know, but gun enthusiasts
.com, check it out, you can email us all there. chris lavoie, jim ward, and me stephanie miller. i am my dog's mom, and now including a new foster -- [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: that's why i'm a little flustered. i said at the top of the hour i hate everyone except for you two? >> and tbone. >> stephanie: who wants a little blond dog? >> i have two cats. >> i have four cats. >> stephanie: he would love that. >> no he would use them as a choose toy. >> stephanie: this is the third dog i have had to rescue from the park near my house. >> you hike at 4:00 in the morning? >> stephanie: no, yesterday. long cocktail hour with my new son. he is very sweet. let me carry him home like a baby. >> take him on vacation with you. >> stephanie: yeah i have to find a home for him. i'm going on vacation in a week. somebody help me. [ applause ] >> stephanie: i know people in rescue. we'll figure out. i have had to rescue foster dogs before, because people dump them, and he is just a little fella. he can't run that fast. >> oh. >> stephanie: so i'm a little bit flustered, but
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